I think I am going to take a slightly different track on this. In addition to a short daily feature one each player, I will try to add some collect Purdue-related links from each day. This way I can get some Boilermakings news out as well as feature a player. It also leaves room later in the day for a more in depth article later in the day if I have anything to write. Hopefully this will generate more discussion. Like hermaphroditic porn, it is the best of both worlds.
It's been a long day since signing day for Andrew, but he will finally get to play in 2010. (photo by Lori Wolfe, Huntington Herald-Dispatch)
Andrew Brewer - So. (RS)
Hometown: Huntington, WV (Cabell Midland HS)
6'3, 297 pounds
2010 Projection: Possible starter at center
I am a big fan of Brewer for one major reason: We share the same birthday. Though are ages are ten years apart, he is also in the fraternity of October 12th birthday that has me, Young Jeezy, Bode Miller, Carlos Bernard (a.k.a. Tony Almeda), Yankees announcer Bob Sheppard, and Dusty Rhodes.
Aside from this small fact, not much is known about Brewer's playing ability. He has not played yet for the Boilermakers, but that could change this year. With three offensive line positions needing to be replaced, including center, the former three-star recruit will be a contender for a starting job. He was rated as the 20th best center in the class of 2008 out of high school. He is not to be confused with the Northwestern wide receiver.
Contrary to what my colleagues at Sippin' on Purple think, Andrew seems like a nice kid. He was a member of National Honor Society in high school and was a Mu Alpha Theta member. He is interested in becoming a missionary when he playing career is over.
Brewer is probably the front-runner to replace the departed Jared Zwilling at center, based on this tidbit about the O-line form last fall. He was also #2 on the depth chart for most of the season. Since Joey Elliott took almost every snap I don't think he played, but he might have gotten in at the end of the Wisconsin rout. Obviously he will be at a key position with a new quarterback, so this will be a very important season for him. The coaching staff seems to be high on him and I don't remember hearing about any snap problems in the spring, so I assume all systems are go.
Boilermakings notes for the day are after the jump.
Seattle Drafts Matt Bischoff
Surprisingly, he lasted until the 20th round after a dominant season.
Cahill Selected By Washington
The senior goes int eh 41st round to the Washington Nationals. That's a long road to climb.
Purdue's 2010 Class Features Seven Newcomers
The Swimming and Diving program continues to improve, thanks to one of the nicest facilities in the country.
Purdue reserve QB departs | jconline.com | Journal and Courier
I am not surprised to see Tyler transferring. with Robinson, Henry, Marve, and TerBush all around I don't think he was ever playing. best of luck, young man!
Miami Dolphins : Miami Dolphins: DE Ryan Baker unfiltered | Sun-Sentinel.com
Ryan Baker is still with the Dolphins and is making an impression. If he makes the roster that would give Miami two former Boilers in along with Kory Sheets. Akin Ayodele was recently cut by Miami, but ended up in Denver.